Can we talk about modular synths?



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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby kbit » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:43 am

Sold some stuff and now have a uVCA II, Keystep, and Knight's Gallop kit incoming. I know I talked down on the Gallop's design previously but it seems too interesting to leave alone :lol:

I really wanted to get a Cold Mac next but I couldn't find one for sale anywhere :cry:
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby brndnwilliams » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:01 am

having a heck of a time finding a sequencer that feels good to me. (I posted a VB in the BST thread). What're you all doing for interesting melodic sequencing that has more than 1/4 note pulses. I'd like to sustain some notes and maybe make some 1/8 notes but I can't seem to make that happen super easily. The ER-101 looks like it'll do it and prob the Eloquencer but I'm looking for other ideas. Ive considered the beatstep pro but I'd like to keep it euro. please help
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:02 am

can't gush enough about the ZetaOhm FLXS1.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby brndnwilliams » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:22 pm

behndy wrote:can't gush enough about the ZetaOhm FLXS1.

going to start my research on it today. thank you for the suggestion :)
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Antlerface » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:36 pm

Tsnm and Rene!
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:40 pm

DFAM incoming! Thanks Antlerface! Now I need to find somewhere with Moog's 3-tier end pieces in stock
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Antlerface » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:36 pm

Hey behndy

Do I remember you selling off Sapel when you got Marbles? Any pros and cons to either besides for the layout? I’m itching to pull the trigger on one of the two in the next few days.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby oscillateur » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:25 pm

brndnwilliams wrote:having a heck of a time finding a sequencer that feels good to me. (I posted a VB in the BST thread). What're you all doing for interesting melodic sequencing that has more than 1/4 note pulses. I'd like to sustain some notes and maybe make some 1/8 notes but I can't seem to make that happen super easily. The ER-101 looks like it'll do it and prob the Eloquencer but I'm looking for other ideas. Ive considered the beatstep pro but I'd like to keep it euro. please help


Well, Teletype basically killed any interest I could have in sequencers (though it does much, much more than sequencing). It is open by nature, and even though each scene has four patterns (arrays) of 64 values that are arranged in a tracker-like fashion you do need one or two lines of code to make it behave as a sequencer. But then, the possibilities are almost infinite.

Once again, this module is wonderful for people (like me) who do like coding and thinking in terms of logic and structure and for whom a (qwerty) keyboard is some sort of natural input device but if that's not your cup of tea then ignore this recommendation :).

Also, you do not have to feed a steady clock in any sequencer, just using some triggers-fucker module (Peaks has a great mode for that for example) between the clock source and the sequencer can lead to good results. Same thing with logic.

To get gates out of triggers with any sequencer you can consider using any module that has/behaves as a flip flop : feed the sequencer's trig out to the flip flop and then one out of two triggers will make the gate high and the next ones will make it go low.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:59 pm

Antlerface wrote:Hey behndy

Do I remember you selling off Sapel when you got Marbles? Any pros and cons to either besides for the layout? I’m itching to pull the trigger on one of the two in the next few days.


yessuh! Sapel is really neat, and has a few more outs for rando CV than Marbles, but fuccccck. Marbles is sooooooo GOOD. the main thing for me is that the gates are tempo sync'd, so even if randoms, they're sub/mult divisions of the main tempo. Sapel is NOT. and i didn't ever use the white/pink/chartreuse noise outs so...... didna miss.

plus the Marbles can be a quantized capture'able Turing Machine plus.

Marbles is wayyyyy better.

at least for me.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 pm

also, just running a LFO or a random from Pam's into Penrose is a blasssssssst. super digging it.

can't wait till i get the Muxxer Buxxer in.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:35 pm

behndy wrote:also, just running a LFO or a random from Pam's into Penrose is a blasssssssst. super digging it.

can't wait till i get the Muxxer Buxxer in.

Penrose is a module that I regret selling. It was super useful! I definitely agree an LFO or a random into Penrose was magic. I loved being able to do that and decide which notes came out
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:41 pm

Also, looks like I'll be rocking the Mother 32 and DFAM with the Field Kit and Field Kit FX and this:
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/699350 (weird, the screenshot isn't working for me)
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby worra » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:08 am

I stuffed Morphagene, uBurst, Cinnamon, and Pams New Workout in a little 42hp Erica case and I'm having a blaaaaasst. Paired with an OP-1? Yus
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:19 pm

murrrr just cancelled my pre-order at Ctrl-Mod and ordered one a Just Friends from Control Voltage. i love Ctrl-Mod too, but they said it will be (they THINK) a couple more weeks until JF's are in stock, Volts has them now. so. WOOT.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:48 pm

I'm thinking about hitting up a TipTop Z8000 sequencer.

I like that it has so many outputs and inputs to make a mess out of.

My goal is to sequence melodies which, as others have noted, the Voltage Block does not do particularly well.

Anyone here messed with that before?

Or, is the thing I'm looking for actually a quantizer?
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